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Business Valuation  |  Forensics & Litigation Support

How Bad Data from Clients Can Impact Valuations

It’s a common saying among data scientists: “garbage in, garbage out.” In other words, bad inputs lead to bad conclusions. It’s no different in business valuation, where an analyst synthesizes many data inputs to arrive at a single estimate of value. Bad data inputs lead to unreliable conclusions, which can be detrimental for the business owner, especially in litigation. Sometimes, the bad data comes from the business owner. Attorneys who hire valuation analysts for their cases should know the pitfalls of relying on client-provided data. Let’s look at some examples of mistakes valuation analysts have made in over-relying on client-provided data.

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Business Valuation  |  Forensics & Litigation Support

How to Handle Increase In Business Value Post-Separation: Perspective for Divorce Attorneys

Divorce cases where one party owns a closely-held business can create complications in the valuation and division of the marital estate. One of the many questions commonly encountered in Virginia divorce cases involving a closely-held business is, How is an increase in a marital business’s value from the date of separation to trial treated? Frequently, the time between date of separation and trial is more than a year, and sometimes it’s several years. It’s possible that during this time many factors, from changes in business operations to industry changes, could cause the value of the business to increase. Let’s consider how this increase in business value may be treated in Virginia divorce cases.

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Forensics & Litigation Support

Hidden Assets in Divorce

The personal and adversarial nature of divorce litigation is a potent combination that can cause emotions to run high, sometimes leading the parties to lash out and punish the other financially. This can take the form of deliberately wasting marital assets, but also concealing marital assets, which we will discuss here.

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Forensics & Litigation Support

Tracing Commingled Property in Divorce

A challenging aspect of any divorce proceeding is the division of assets — who gets what and how much?

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How to Prevent Fraud at Your Small Business

When a small business has an issue with fraud, it’s usually for one key reason: a lack of internal controls. Internal controls are “checks” a business has in place to deter fraud.

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